C/LS 14(1) Fall 2014

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The essays in this issue expand our understanding of nation and citizenship by articulating complex views of mestizaje in the past and in the future, and both in México and the United States. Mestiza bodies are not limited to the Spanish/Indian mixture; rather, mestizaje is expanded to include Japanese Mexican identities and Cyborg bodies.

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Detail from “Spirit of the Dresses” by Carrie Reede Curly (Apache)

The essays in this issue expand our understanding of nation and citizenship by articulating complex views of mestizaje in the past and in the future, and both in México and the United States. Mestiza bodies are not limited to the Spanish/Indian mixture; rather, mestizaje is expanded to include Japanese Mexican identities and Cyborg bodies.


ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Carrie Reede Curley, Apache
Inspirations

EDITORS’ COMMENTARY

Gloria H. Cuádraz and C. Alejandra Elenes
Thriving in el Desierto de Arizona: Embracing Activism in the Pursuit of Justice

Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson
Our Bodies of Work

ESSAYS

Cordelia E. Barrera
Cyborg Bodies, Strategies of Consciousness, and Ecological Revolution in the México-US Borderlands

Selfa Chew
Mexicanidades de la Diáspora Asiática: Considerations of Gender, Race, and Class in the Treatment of Japanese Mexicans During WWII

POETRY

Pat Viera
Seven

Pat Viera
Vanilla is an Orchid

Pat Viera
The Good Storm

Alicia Vogl Saénz
The Passing

Alicia Vogl Saénz
Meditation on Movement Through an ALS Telescope

Alicia Vogl Saénz
Quinine

Gloria Enedina Alvarez
Mujer de Gran Enagua

Gloria Enedina Alvarez
Luz de Luz

Gloria Enedina Alvarez
Machetona

IN REVIEW

Marivel T. Danielson
Wild Tongues: Transnational Mexican Popular Culture

Tiffany Farias-Sokoloski
Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners

Lorena V. Márquez
Celebrating Debutantes and Quinceañeras: Coming of Age in American Ethnic Communities